The Lego Movie
What is it?
A stop-motion/3D animated feature directed by the dudes that gave us 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Who’s in it?
Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, a bunch of Lego characters you’re familiar with and, if you’re like me, have spent hours in the toy aisle debating if selling your kidney is worth it to get the kit you want, and a whole, WHOLE bunch of other, very talented actors bringing the little yellow-headed brick builders to life!
Would you like cheese with that?
No, thanks. I’m on a diet.
Well…on second thought…I guess I can cheat today. So, yes, I will have some cheese with that…and bacon…and extra mayo.
The animation is second-to-none. The animators seamlessly blended 3D animation with stop-motion and the end result is something epic that flashes across the screen.
The voice actors feel like they were engineered to be the perfect fit for the character they are playing.
The story is, in one word, unique. Two words? Unique and creative (that might be three words if you count “and”).
The film is hilarious. Like really, really hilarious. Like the exact opposite of Dane Cook hilarious.
Finally, the film perfectly melds humor and emotion to create an animated film that really is a family film. It’s not too dumb for adults and not too advanced for kids.
The Lego Movie might go down as the best animated movie I’ve ever seen… and I don’t say that just because I’m a big fan of the toys. In fact, the film is just the perfect metaphor for the toys. Like the kits and pieces that kill your bare feet if you step on them, The Lego Movie is creative and imaginative beyond words, is capable of appealing to numerous demographics and is just plain fun.
Rev. Ron is a wannabe movie critic, occasional stand up comedian, extreme Whovian and retired Voodoo shaman. You can read more of his ramblings by following him on Twitter (@RevRonster) and read more of his reviews at revronmovies.blogspot.com.